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Putin praises Trump

The New York Times reports that he said the following about Trump:

There is no doubt that he is a very bright and talented man. It is not our business to assess his merits; that is up to the U.S. voters. But he is an absolute leader of the presidential race.

Is it simple honest respect for the only U.S. candidate with common sense the way Putin sees it, or is there an ulterior motive to benefit Russia?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

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  1. To benefit Russia is a superior not an ulterior motif for its president

    Yakov

    December 17, 2015 at 11:54 am

  2. I think both.

    Trump clearly admires Putin but is also against the US being all up in everybody’s business. A Trump administration would treat Putin like a partner, not a rival.

    The US wants, or rather should want, a strong Russia. Eastern Europe except for Poland rightly belongs in the Russian sphere of influence and the US should respect that.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  3. Trump is the only Republican candidate who said he would talk to Putin rather than threaten to shoot down his aircraft.

    Mike Street Station

    December 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

  4. When does Putin do anything that doesn’t have an ulterior motive?

    JayMan

    December 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

  5. Putin neither endorsed nor criticized Trump. So I see his comment as fairly generic and non-committal.

    destructure

    December 17, 2015 at 1:22 pm

  6. At least Putin is not burning bridges like that prating fool David Cameron or the Saudi Toad-in-a-Blanket. Indeed, he’s even experienced enough not to endorse Trump, since we all know how that would be received.

    (In Cameron and King Toad’s defense, they might know something that the ordinary voter does not. So to them having dissed Trump might be no big deal in 2017.)

    Glengarry

    December 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    • Cameron is an SJW who is pickled in political correctness. Of course he hates Trump. He is not a conservative. He bashes Nigel Farage in the same way.

      Dan

      December 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm

  7. Yeah judging by the actual text of the statement this appears to be a whole lotta nothin’. Of course, since the media hates both men it has an incentive to conflate any evidence to tie them together.

    I’m also struck by the relative humility in Putin’s statement that “It is not our business to assess his merits; that is up to the U.S. voters.” Can you imagine Obama, or anyone from the U.S. government, making a similar statement that explicitly defers to the democratic will of a sovereign foreign populace? Not our government – we simply proclaim to any and all foreign peoples who their rulers should be, and sometimes we simply install them by overt or covert means.

    maj

    December 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm

  8. How is Putin bad now? He is an opponent of the illegitimate Kyiv Junta. I would want to thank him if he manages to liberate Ukraine from the Euromaidan thugs and fascists. Down with the Euromaidan! Down with the fascists!

    Latias

    December 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    • Putin tried to rig the elections in favor of Viktor Yanukovych. Then he tried to assassinate Viktor Yushchenko when it didn’t work. So don’t give us this “illegitimate Kyiv Junta” garbage.

      destructure

      December 18, 2015 at 12:11 am

    • I used to think that Putin was the best, but I have changed my mind and think that Trump is best. Putin is second best for now. Poisoning Yushenko was a cool idea, but if it was Putin, Yushenko would be dead meat. You think Putin can’t poison people? He did a great job getting rid of Berezovsky and that was in London. It was ruled officialy a suicide. Don’t make me laugh, please. I don’t understand why he didn’t rub out Hodorkovsky, though? Indicting him on murder charges was a cool idea, now he is gonna convict him, sentence him to death, then commute to life imprisonment and have him commit suicide in prison. This would be a stroke of a master and worthy of Putin. I’m pretty sure all this isn’t lost on Trump.

      Yakov

      December 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm

  9. Is it simple honest respect for the only U.S. candidate with common sense the way Putin sees it,

    Mutual respect between two world conquering psychopaths. Deserved respect, I add.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    December 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    • Putin like Trump has well behaved kids. One of his daughters is a physican in private practice married to a physician. This is more then can be said for the children of any living US presidents.

      Yakov

      December 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      • I remember when Chelsea Clinton claimed that she was going to go to medical school.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      • Putin like Trump has well behaved kids. One of his daughters is a physican in private practice married to a physician. This is more then can be said for the children of any living US presidents.

        When it comes to raising children there’s much to be said in favor of ruling through pure brutality.

        I remember when Chelsea Clinton claimed that she was going to go to medical school.

        But she earned that $600,000 reporting gig. And you dare to say the elites don’t create value

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      • TUJ –

        Do you have any evidence that Putin or Trump have been brutal to their children?

        nebbish

        December 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm

  10. Donald Trump responds: “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

    This is just two world leaders laying the groundwork for the diplomacy of the Trump Administration.

    Andrew E.

    December 17, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    • Donald Trump responds: “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

      LOL. Two mafia dons being diplomatic.

      Rifleman

      December 18, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      • If Trump is a mafioso, what do you think Hillary is?

        vdorta

        December 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm

  11. Is Latias Putin himself?

    I think Moscow sees Trump as someone who they can do business with. And from a Russian perspective, that means “manipulate easily.” I don’t think Putin is as evil or as clever as he gets credit for. Whatever his people think about Trump it’s probably based mostly on false assumptions and stereotypes about Americans.

    Petey

    December 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm

  12. Praising the only candidate who might effectively oppose Russia is a form of trolling. Putin knows that his praise makes Trump less likely to be elected.

    Tarl

    December 18, 2015 at 6:46 am

  13. “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

    Trump is a genius. He takes every opportunity presented to sound like the sitting president. He is “assuming the sale”. Trump is subliminally getting us all to picture him as the sitting president,. Heck, in the undercard debate, Pataki accidentally referred to him as the president.

    Great Again

    December 18, 2015 at 9:54 am


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